The employer must take the following steps:
If new to COR:
- Register with Energy Safety Canada.
- Alberta only: register your company in the WCB Partners in Injury Reduction program.
- Successfully complete Energy Safety Canada's two-day Safety Program Development Course.
- Develop and implement a health and safety management system that meets provincial standards.
If an existing SECOR holder:
- Ensure refresher course requirements have been met.
All employers must then:
- Select an Energy Safety Canada Certified H&S Auditor.
- Complete an audit of your company’s health and safety management system and achieve a passing mark (80% overall with no less than 50% in any one element).
- Have your auditor submit the audit to Energy Safety Canada for quality assurance review.
- A three-year SECOR will be issued for employers that meet the required standards.
In the two subsequent maintenance years, an employer may use either an external Energy Safety Canada Certified H&S Auditor or have an employee become certified and serve as an internal Energy Safety Canada Certified H&S Auditor to perform maintenance audits using the COR audit protocol.
- In year two (the first maintenance year), the audit must score at least 50% overall for the employer to maintain their certification.
- In year three (the second maintenance year), the audit must score at least 70% overall and no less than 50% in each audit element for the employer to maintain their certification.
- After three successful years in the MECOR Process, the employer will move into the standard COR certification process.